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Work Mixed

Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.

- A. A. Milne

Dreams Dream

You have to dream before your dreams can come true.

- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Love Learn

You learn a lot about love before you ever get there. You learn at least as much about love from books as you do from watching your parents.

- A. S. Byatt

Color I Think

I like to write about painting because I think visually. I see my writing as blocks of color before it forms itself. I think I also care about painting because I'm not musical. Painting to me is not a metaphor for writing, but something people do that can never be reduced to words.

- A. S. Byatt

Think Will

Make your work deeper and better than those before you, and eventually someone will notice. If you don't think the work is better than what you've seen, then go back until it is.

- Aaron Huey

Summer Camp Hang

I studied at UC Santa Cruz before going on to do a grad program at UCLA. Santa Cruz was like an awesome hippie summer camp. I got to take a vacation from reality and hang out on beaches and in forests.

- Aaron Koblin

Book Had

Before 'Giant,' I had only ever worked with Michael Greif, Michael John LaChiusa and Kate Baldwin in readings. It's really exciting to be blessed with the opportunity to work with so many I would put in the 'genius' book.

- Aaron Lazar

Alive Very

I am very honored and excited to have 'Devotion' released as the first DVD Audio disc... surround sound is amazing... The music comes alive and is so vibrant - it's unlike anything you've ever heard before!

- Aaron Neville

Week Fact

Before Mint.com, I was a long-time user of 'Microsoft Money' and Intuit's 'Quicken.' Both were powerful tools, loaded with features and functionality around taxes, investment, budgeting - too feature-laden, in fact. They took hours to set up, forever to learn, and an hour a week to maintain.

- Aaron Patzer

Learning Idea

The original idea before Mint was a life and goal planning system I called Carpe Viva. The idea was that all of life's goals, from buying a house, getting an MBA, or learning Spanish could be quantified in both time and money.

- Aaron Patzer

About Had

Carefully calculate the potential size of your market to make sure you can grow. Before starting Mint, I knew that there were about 20 million people who had purchased 'Quicken' or 'Microsoft Money' over the years, and 80 million people using online banking in the U.S. alone.

- Aaron Patzer

Reading New

I get nervous before openings or premieres or when someone's reading a new script, and I get nervous when my daughter isn't in my immediate field of vision.

- Aaron Sorkin

Really Felt

To be honest, I owned one suit before I filmed 'Mad Men' - the one suit that you have to have as an adult. Outside of that, I never really felt comfortable in a suit.

- Aaron Staton

Technical Dad

I was around computers from birth; we had one of the first Macs, which came out shortly before I was born, and my dad ran a company that wrote computer operating systems. I don't think I have any particular technical skills; I just got a really large head start.

- Aaron Swartz

Been Had

Only recently have I been introduced to the gym and heavy weightlifting and things like that. Before that, when I grew up, I just did a lot of gymnastics and dance. I had more of an athletic background, but nothing where I was in the gym or using any kind of weights.

- Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Skin Mum

My mum taught me to always make sure you protect your skin with SPF. I always make sure I put my St. Tropez SPF on my face every morning, no matter the weather, before I go out of the house.

- Abbey Clancy

Small Entertainment

I grew up in a small town in Alabama, and there wasn't much in the way of entertainment, so like our older siblings before us, we drove our pickup trucks out into the hayfield and lit a bonfire.

- Abbi Glines

City Young

Before 'Broad City,' I had a lot of jobs that I knew were not for me, but when you're young and don't know exactly what you're going to do, if an opportunity comes up, you feel like, 'This is an opportunity; I have to try it.'

- Abbi Jacobson

Started Well

Well, my brother started acting before I did.

- Abigail Breslin

News Reports

News reports don't look at the land that existed before a war and the land that exists after a war. Reporting on war is a snapshot in time.

- Abigail Disney

Against Dearest

When the principles that run against your deepest convictions begin to win the day, then the battle is your calling, and peace has become sin. You must at the price of dearest peace lay your convictions bare before friend and enemy with all the fire of your faith.

- Abraham Kuyper

Man Republicans

Republicans are for both the man and the dollar, but in case of conflict the man before the dollar.

- Abraham Lincoln

Death Easiest

Death is the easiest of all things after it, and the hardest of all things before it.

- Abu Bakr

Love Feels

New York was at the forefront of rap, so because of all the great people who have gone before me, being a rapper from Queens, I have to live up to those standards. I'm basically just a regular guy who says what he feels and likes to joke. I like long walks on the beach... and I love rap.

- Action Bronson

Very Figures

People are obsessed with my haircut; everyone wants to do something with my hair before the ceremony. Very senior figures tell me their hairstylist wants to do my hair for free. It's surprising. People from television are interested almost exclusively in aspects of my hair and my hairdresser.

- Ada Yonath

Man Became

I became a man. Before that I was a little boy.

- Adam Ant

Next Movie

I always believed in if you give your best, people will see it, and it moves to the next level. I got my first movie, and I gave it my best. Before I was done with that movie, I was offered my first feature film.

- Adam Beach

Gilmore Girls Also

Well, I guess most people would only know me from The O.C. I did a few episodes of Gilmore Girls before that. I was also a client on a lot of lawyer shows.

- Adam Brody

TV Almost

I've never really broken this down before, but, in movies, you almost have no connection to fans. And if you do TV, you're kind of connected, but they know you as the TV name not your real name. If you do radio, there's more of a bond there. And then if you do a podcast it's like you're literally inside of your fans.

- Adam Carolla

Through Could

Even papists could not see that a moral evil was detained in the soul through its physical connection with the body; and that it required the dissolution of this physical connection before the moral contagion could be removed.

- Adam Clarke

Other Own

Amazon is holding its own because the service it provides - offering millions of books and other items quickly and easily from home at any hour of the day or night - is a real one, and one that was impossible before there was an Internet.

- Adam Cohen

Repeatedly Reagan

A Reagan appointee, Justice Kennedy is no liberal, as he has shown on issues from affirmative action to corporate campaign spending. But he has repeatedly sided with gay litigants before the court.

- Adam Cohen

College Commit

Like a bottle of wine or a promising college quarterback turning pro, C.E.O.'s are similar to what economists call experience goods: you commit to a price long before you know if they're worth it.

- Adam Davidson

Year Weeks

I tried out for my basketball team every year and I never made it. You had to buy the shoes before you knew if you were on the team because it took a few weeks for them to ship. I bought the shoes every year, never once made the team, had a ton of high school basketball shoes.

- Adam DeVine

Idea About

I was in a mountain biking accident and broke my sternum about three months before my unit was supposed to deploy to Iraq, and it's such a close-knit community that the idea of not getting to go is hugely jarring, so I tried to get put back in training and wound up injuring it worse.

- Adam Driver

Other Movie

Obviously, 'Lincoln' is not about the telegraph operator. There's a whole other movie before and after the two isolated scenes that I'm in.

- Adam Driver

Been BBC

I'm working harder now than ever before. I couldn't turn down the BBC job because I've never been offered the opportunity of killing three or four people on screen before!

- Adam Faith

Big Ahead

I'm a precrastinator. Yes, that's an actual term. You know that panic you feel a few hours before a big deadline when you haven't done anything yet? I just feel that a few months ahead of time.

- Adam Grant

Discourage Teaching

If we want girls to receive positive reinforcement for early acts of leadership, let's discourage bossy behavior along with banning bossy labels. That means teaching girls to engage in behaviors that earn admiration before they assert their authority.

- Adam Grant

Caught Bleeds

Before its immature ways caught up with it, Uber got bigger and went further than Webvan ever did. But it bleeds money, courts controversy, and makes enemies like no company Ive ever seen.

- Adam Lashinsky

Unnatural Mat

Playing a show before thousands of people is a highly unnatural state and when I get on the mat to do an hour of yoga before the show, I come out physically relaxed.

- Adam Levine

Fact Dealing

A lot of my emotional issues come from dealing with the opposite sex. I've come to terms with the fact that I'll be retired before I can finally enter into a healthy relationship.

- Adam Levine

Everyone Stage

Before I go on stage I pretend that everyone loves me.

- Adam Levine

Topical Relates

As far as what makes a viral video, then it's gotta be something that you've either never seen before, a fresh piece of comedy, or something that relates to something topical.

- Adam McKay

Race Question

Before competition, I start to question things. I don't know why it happens, but you've got to control it so you don't get too far out of the race.

- Adam Peaty

Leaders Been

There is a real diversity of talent and background on the A list so as to better reflect our society in all walks. There are people who have been candidates before, Councillors, Doctors, business leaders, charity campaigners.

- Adam Rickitt

Special Effects Had

Whether it's the experiments on 'MythBusters' or my earlier work in special effects for movies, I've regularly had to do things that were never done before, from designing complex motion-control rigs to figuring out how to animate chocolate.

- Adam Savage

Soup Always

I've barfed in movies before. It seems like it always ends up being Campbell's soup mixed with something else.

- Adam Scott

Week South

My first book was on the grittier side of life. A week before being published, I realized all of my main characters come from single households. That was something that, when I lived in South Bronx, that's what it was like.

- Adam Silvera

Practice Been

I kind of stumbled into acting, even though I've always been fascinated by people and kind of their motives, and it's been amazing to me, everything I read before about psychology, philosophy, just to put it into practice somehow.

- Adan Canto

Memory Knew

I shall go the way of the open sea, to the lands I knew before you came, and the cool ocean breezes shall blow from me the memory of your name.

- Adela Florence Nicolson

Lovely Badly

In this watering-place I acted an heroic character, badly studied; and being a novice on such a stage, I forgot my part before a pair of lovely blue eyes.

- Adelbert von Chamisso

Voice Nine

My voice went recently, never happened before, off like a tap. I had to sit in silence for nine days, chalkboard around my neck. Like an old-school mime. Like a kid in the naughty corner. Like a Victorian mute.

- Adele

Teach May

Even the mundane task may have something to teach you - especially if it's a task you haven't performed before.

- Adena Friedman

Beginning Built

At the beginning of the nineteenth century we abandoned tradition, it's at that point that I intend to renew it because the present is built on the past just as the past was built on the times that went before it.

- Adolf Loos

Nature Rough

We had never before seen a place where European influence had not contributed to smooth and soften the rough features of uncultivated nature. The prospect of Rangoon, as we approached, was quite disheartening.

- Adoniram Judson

Chance Never

I've never played a hero before so I jumped at the chance.

- Adrian Edmondson

Reach Feels

It feels good when guys reach out to be inspired - and you have shown people an example of how you can come back and be better than you were before when adversity strikes; and when the world predicts the opposite, you show them you not only can be successful but be great.

- Adrian Peterson

Weekends Rink

I used to be a shopper before I had children. I'd go to Bergdorf and Barneys all the time. But now my weekends are spent differently. I go to the skating rink or the park, not the stores.

- Aerin Lauder

Nice Through

My day typically starts with an early-morning walk through Central Park. It's a nice moment of calm before my routine starts.

- Aerin Lauder

Chickens Hatched

Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.

- Aesop

Truth Either

Every truth has two sides; it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either.

- Aesop

Way Our

Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit; and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in.

- Aesop

Young Visiting

I'm as old as the moon and the stars, and as young as the trees and the lakes. My style comes from looking at what came before me, and from visiting a lot of places.

- Afrika Bambaataa

Mind Dancers

The universe lies before you on the floor, in the air, in the mysterious bodies of your dancers, in your mind. From this voyage no one returns poor or weary.

- Agnes de Mille

Pet Like

A kitten is chiefly remarkable for rushing about like mad at nothing whatever, and generally stopping before it gets there.

- Agnes Repplier

Concert Very

I used to get very nervous before a concert. It's okay when you are in a band. You can kind of disappear. But when it's just you... yes, that was difficult. I would not say it is easy now. But when you do it for a long time, you do learn to cope.

- Agnes Obel

Going Part

I don't really differentiate between different genres: if there's a good part going, I'll go after it, and it's preferable to me if it's something I haven't done before.

- Aidan Gillen

Young Through

I really like coming-of-age dramas. It's probably the most intense period in anyone's life, those years before you become an adult. Dramatically, there's so much to explore there. And it's nice to be around young talent coming through.

- Aidan Gillen

Big Entrepreneurs

A lot of the entrepreneurs and founders have big dreams and are on a mission to build things that the world has never seen before.

- Aileen Lee

Work Mum

I had a paper round and every night I would put the dinner on before Mum came home from work. I was capable because I had to be.

- Aimee Mullins

Confidence More

I've said this before, but I believe more than ever that confidence is sexier than any body part.

- Aimee Mullins

Stupid Reasons

I've said this before, and I'm sure there are people who disagree, but I feel like one of the reasons there aren't a lot more women in stand-up - and there are many more now; it's not parity, but it's getting there - is that women are not socialized to look stupid or silly. They're socialized to be pretty and precious.

- Aisha Tyler

My Own Subject

If somebody had started on a remake of French Kiss before I announced my own film, I would have dropped my subject. If someone else starts after me, what am I to do?

- Ajay Devgan

Thee Sooner

The lips of the wise are as the doors of a cabinet; no sooner are they opened, but treasures are poured out before thee.

- Akhenaton

Steal Torment

During my breakdown, many things, tiny things I had not even registered before, had begun to torment me with guilt. I used to steal Splenda from Starbucks. I would go into a Starbucks whenever I needed the sweetener and would take a fistful of packets, even when I didn't buy a coffee.

- Akhil Sharma

Strong Doing

Always think twice before you decide to do anything for a film. It may seem like a career-changing idea, but think of your family and your future before doing anything risky. Train properly, because looking strong and being strong are two different things.

- Akshay Kumar

Death Next

Since fame is an illusion and death is in our future all we have is the next moment before we are swallowed into oblivion.

- Al Goldstein

Experience Our

As human beings, we are vulnerable to confusing the unprecedented with the improbable. In our everyday experience, if something has never happened before, we are generally safe in assuming it is not going to happen in the future, but the exceptions can kill you and climate change is one of those exceptions.

- Al Gore

Stupid Think

Teach success before teaching responsibility. Teach them to believe in themselves. Teach them to think, 'I'm not stupid'. No child wants to fail. Everyone wants to succeed.

- Al Green

Die Over

When Buddy played, he played all out, all the time. It was a wonder he didn't keel over and die before he did.

- Al Hirt

Thankful Bed

Before I get out of bed, I am saying thank you. I know how important it is to be thankful.

- Al Jarreau

Brought Tommy

That's Tommy, this great producer who comes in contact with people and must have a mental library of personnel who are great for this and great for that, and he brought this whole group of musicians to the project that I'd never worked with before.

- Al Jarreau

Upset Spun

I once called a guy into his own office and spun around in his own chair to greet him. That kind of thing may be why I quit, before I got into serious trouble. I would smile and the person would get so upset. But you do a thousand of those things, and it makes you weird.

- Al Madrigal

Myself About

The problem with me is, I guess, the way I express myself, you have to be with me 50 years before you can get a sense of what I'm talking about.

- Al Pacino

About Part

I just started running as part of a nutrition program, to just get a little cardio in, but I was not a runner per se before that. I started about March 1 of 2010.

- Al Roker

Law Acquitted

Before we condemn the jurors who acquitted George Zimmerman, we should remember that they were asked to do something extraordinary. They were asked to listen to the facts and apply the law to the best of their ability in a case the world was watching.

- Alafair Burke

Became Our

When work is not going well, it's useful to remember that our identities stretch beyond what is on the business card, that we were people long before we became workers - and will continue to be human once we have put our tools down forever.

- Alain de Botton

Been Tried

I've tried to write about Heathrow before and been escorted off the premises.

- Alain de Botton

Die Use

I guess my overall life plan is to think about issues that concern me and try to use culture generally to make sense of them. I'm more worried that I'm going to die before I've had time.

- Alain de Botton

Discover Over

What they've found so far in the Amazon is 5 percent of what there is yet to discover to eat in the Amazon because it's completely unknown. I've eaten things I've never eaten before over there.

- Alain Ducasse

My Life Yes

Oh, yes, that never happened to me in my life before. It was a risky film, and I warned the producer.

- Alain Resnais

Wait Been

I've been nominated twice before as actor in a leading part. Now I'm nominated as actor in a supporting part. If I don't win, I'll just wait until I'm nominated for being in the theater during the show. Do they have one like that?

- Alan Alda

Father Six

My mother didn't try to stab my father until I was six, but she must have shown signs of oddness before that.

- Alan Alda

Guilt Punishing

Guilt: punishing yourself before God doesn't.

- Alan Cohen

Some Carefully

Dawn was written well before 9/11. People speak a lot today about the banality of evil, but not all evil is banal. Some of it is carefully structured and well-thought-out. That's where the real danger lies.

- Alan Dean Foster

Thought Data

Fear is a far more dominant force in human behaviour than euphoria - I would never have expected that or given it a moment's thought before, but it shows up in the data in so many ways.

- Alan Greenspan

Everyone Normal

Quite a few people have to believe something is normal before it becomes normal - a sort of 'voting' situation. But once the threshold is reached, then everyone demands to do whatever it is.

- Alan Kay

Income Imposed

The income tax is a twentieth-century socialist experiment that has failed. Before the income tax was imposed on us just 80 years ago, government had no claim to our income. Only sales, excise, and tariff taxes were allowed.

- Alan Keyes

Political Religious

No matter how powerful our political and religious leaders think they are, they are as dust before the immense and implacable forces of history and progress. I just hope that they don't make too much of a mess or take too many more people down with them.

- Alan Moore